Great moes by he Jazz this week. I suspect Mo will return to an All-Star
caliber player this year. He will certainly score a bit more and how out a few
more assists then Harris did.Marvin Williams is an athletic swing.
He has played in Atlanta which has had little to no post game. Their big man
was Al thornton who is more a perimeter player. Having an inside game with our
bigs may be what it takes to get him going. He will not have to create his own
shot as much as simply be in the right spot after Big Al gets doubled down
on.Finally I hope Al and Favors start low. It gives us size and
defense where we are lacking a bit. Allowing Milsap and Kanter to play together
gives us offensive and defensive presense down low and Milsap could easily be
the best 6th man next year. We have gotten better just need to see how things
mesh now. 2 round playoff team or conferance finals is my bet. Spurs our
older, Jazz are to. Clippers aren't any better even with Odom. Lakers
who. OKC still best in the west.
Also looking forward to the summer league games next week, watching Burks
perfect his skills at the point, new Jazzman Kevin Murphy playing on a bigger
stage and swishing jumpers, and Enes Kanter blossoming more and more. If you
guys missed summer league last year, be sure to watch. It's an intimate gym
atmosphere with no fans (you can hear the squeaking sneakers and players'
grunts)...just team personnel, coaches and players mostly but it's very
intense, especially because some of the people playing have not been drafted and
know it might be their last shot to impress. I believe that the schedule is
listed on the Jazz Tribune web site, The games are July 9-13. Hopefully, all
games will be shown on NBA-TV.
I hope Hayward gets most of his minutes at the 2, he plays better at the 2 and
gives us the advantage when he is at the position. I hope Burks get more and
more time at the 1 backing up Mo. Marvin gives us the size we need at the
3, his outside shooting, 3's in particular will open things up for our bigs
in the paint. I'm excited to see how Burks and Kanter play in the summer
league, I think Kanter will show people he was a very good pick and will show
more offensive talent than many think he has. I would love to hear more about
how the summer workouts have been going.
Brad Rock missed on 2 points , Harris played both the 1 and 2 mostly 1 but he
played the 2 some and Marvin Williams doesn't play the 2, he plays the 3
and some at the 4. That's not really important but it would be nice if he
had his facts straight. I'm excited about the new players KOC has
picked up, Mo will bring toughness and leadership and he is a very good scorer,
his 3 point shot is more consistent than Harris, I like the change , I think it
is definately a upgrade. Marvin Williams is the tall, long athletic 3 we have
needed, hopefully he can improve and come cloer to his percieved potential, a
new enviroment and new system may be just what he needs. His 3 point shooting
has been pretty good and defensively his is a major improvement. All in all two
very good moves by KOC and the team is better IMO. Good job KOC.
I'm glad Mo is back to play the point, but I hope he doesn't eat into
Burks minutes at shooting guard. We know Hayward is somehow going to get 30+
minutes a game from now on, whether all at SG or some of it at SF. I also want
Burks to get 25+ a game. Let Mo just play point, and let Burks have some of the
PG backup minutes and most of the backup SG minutes.